Graduate Awards and Awardees

Awards for the Best Graduate Student Teacher and Teaching Assistant

Amount: Best Teacher $300; Best TA $100

The aim of these awards is to express recognition for a graduate student’s contribution to the prime mission of the University: the excellence of teaching.

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Awardees

Best Graduate Student Teacher

  • Devin Ulrich 2020
  • Darin Brown 2019
  • Darin Brown 2018
  • Patrick Coulombe2016

Best Graduate Student Teaching Assistant

  • Breannan Howell 2019

Barbara Goldman Garland Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

The aim of this scholarship is to honor a graduate student who significantly contributes to clinical service or clinical research for adolescent children and who demonstrates professional integrity. The winner of this award will have her/his name engraved on the public plaque listing winners of the Barbara Goldman Garland Memorial Scholarship in the Graduate Student Lounge, Department of Psychology, UNM.

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Awardees

  • Isabel Solis 2020
  • Rebecca Avila-Rieger 2019
  • Rebecca Rieger 2018
  • Jeremiah Simmons 2017
  • Melissa Pielech 2016

Benjamin Franklin Haught Memorial Scholarship Award

Amount: $3,000 for Summer Funding

The aim of this scholarship award is to provide 20 hour (.50 FTE) summer financial support to a doctoral candidate who demonstrates excellence in research and academics. The scholarship is awarded to provide encouragement to a student to focus on research and on completing her/his Ph.D. dissertation in a timely manner. The student who receives this award may supplement her/his scholarship with no more than another ½ time appointment during the summer, thus having time to concentrate in completion of her/his dissertation. The funds will be available for the summer and the winner of this award will have their name engraved on the public plaque listing winners of the Haught Memorial Scholarship in the Graduate Student Lounge, Department of Psychology, UNM.

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Awardees

  • Kathryn Fokas 2020
  • Kelsey Serier 2019
  • Jacqueline Janowich 2018
  • Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa 2017
  • Nicholas Grebe 2016

 

Bertha Melgoza Baker Clinical Psychology Award

Amount: $1,000

The aim of this scholarship is to recognize a Clinical graduate student early in their graduate career who demonstrates outstanding promise in research, clinical work, or both.

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Awardees

  • Alexandra Hernandez-Vallant

Clinical and Experimental Student Paper Awards for the Best Written Papers by Graduate Students

Amount: Clinical Students: 1st Place: $300; 2nd Place: $100 Experimental Students: 1st Place: $300; 2nd Place: $100

The aim of these awards is to encourage productivity and quality of publications in the graduate community.

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Awardees

Best Clinical Paper, Ist place

  • Victoria Votaw 2020
  • Gabriela Lopez 2019
  • Corey Roos 2018
  • Adam Wilson 2017
  • Corey Roos 2016

Best Clinical Paper, 2nd place

  • Megan Kirouac 2018
  • Robert Bailey 2017
  • Robert Bailey 2016


Best Experimental Paper, lst place

  • Benjamin Gibson 2020
  • Jacqueline Janowich 2019
  • J. Michael Maurer 2018
  • Daniel Barto 2017
  • J. Michael Maurer 2016

Best Experimental Paper, 2nd place

  • Benjamin Gibson 2019
  • Darin Brown 2018

David J. Smith, Ph.D., Psychology Graduate Student Award

Amount: $1,000

The aim of this award is to honor a graduate student who shows evidence of excellence and compassion in the field of clinical psychology with adults, whether in terms of clinical work or research, or both.

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Awardees

  • Elena Stein 2020
  • Kathryn Fokas 2019
  • Kelsey Serier 2018

Jackson-Miller Graduate Fellowship

The aim of this fellowship is to establish funding for graduate students in clinical psychology who consider it a privilege to serve those who are poor. The graduate fellowship recipient is to be placed with a program or agency in New Mexico that serves the poorest of the poor and to work directly with this clientele. The recipient’s time commitment to the placement agency will be 10 hours per week (.25 FTE) for one semester (either Fall or Spring) of the academic year.  The winner of this award will also have her/his name engraved on the public plaque listing winners of the Jackson-Miller Fellowship in the Graduate Student Lounge, Department of Psychology, UNM

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Awardees

  • Kelly Erickson 2017
  • Kelly Erickson 2016

Rosenblum Award

Amount: $1,000

The aim of this award is to honor a graduate student who shows excellence in child psychology or clinical family psychology. The winner of this award will have her/his name engraved on the public plaque listing winners of the Rosenblum Award in the Graduate Student Lounge, Department of Psychology, UNM.

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Awardees

  • Isabel Solis 2020
  • Nicole Kubinec 2019
  • Rebecca Rieger 2018
  • Melissa Pielech 2017
  • Natalia Moss 2016

Sandia Casino Responsible Gaming Scholarships

Amount: $2,500

The aim of this scholarship is to increase awareness of and treatment for problem gaming by supporting a psychology graduate student who works in the area of addictions. Though the scholarship is available for and applicable to ALL addictions work, preference will be given to students working in the area of gambling addiction (either research or clinical work). Past recipients of this award will be given preference for this year’s awards, as will students who attended the March 2019 Sandia Responsible Gaming conference. Preference will also be given to students who have financial need during the summer of 2020 and to students who plan to get nationally certified as a problem gaming counselor. A total of 5 scholarships, each worth $2,500, are available to be awarded this year.

This fund has been established by Sandia Resort and Casino. Sandia Resort and Casino is committed to being a leader in providing compulsive gambling services in New Mexico. One of their goals is to provide students, who at any point in their respective careers may come in contact with someone who is suffering from gambling addiction, the ability to have access to available resources. Sandia Resort and Casino would like to help build for the future by having students become familiar with compulsive gambling and the training and certification opportunities available to them.

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Awardees

2019/2020
Elena Stein
Victoria Votaw
Benjamin Gibson
Jamie Smith
Kathryn Fokas

2018/2019
A.J. O'Sickey
Adam Wilson
Benjamin Gibson
Bradley Robert
Carlos Olguin
Karly Edwards
Kathryn Fokas

The Haught Distinguished Graduate Lecture Award

Amount: $1,000

The aim of this award is to honor a doctoral candidate who demonstrates research excellence and professional integrity. The awarded doctoral candidate will be invited to present a lecture, and will be presented with a personal plaque commemorating the award. The student’s name will also be engraved on the public plaque listing winners of the Haught Lecture Award in the Graduate Student Lounge, Department of Psychology, UNM.

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Awardees

  • 2020-Adam Wilson
  • 2019-Justina Avila-Rieger
  • 2018-Corey Roos
  • 2017-Andrei Vakhtin
  • 2016-Patrick Coulombe